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fightingquaker13

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Which 5.56 ammo?
« on: March 28, 2010, 11:17:46 PM »
I was shopping online for AR ammo. Prices seem to have dropped. For $25-$35 You can get Selliers and Beloit, Privi Partisan, Hornady TAP, Lake City, PMC, Fiocchi and of course Wolf (which I am hesitant to use). All in 55 grain FMJ, per 100. Not a bad price. Any druthers? Also, any thoughts on SP vs HP vs the reliability of FMj for SD? These are mostly for the range, but  I don't want to buy a "maybe" cartridge for anything. Going bang and feeding reliably is key.
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Re: Which 5.56 ammo?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010, 11:59:11 PM »
I'm very pleased with Federal Lake City XM193 for practice and keep Hornady TAP rounds in my AR for home self defense (as per Rob's recommendations).  I have also had good experience with PMC for practice.  All feed very reliably and I would recommend any of these rounds wholeheartedly.
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Re: Which 5.56 ammo?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 03:44:53 AM »
I'll second the Federal XM-193 Ball. Very consistent ammo. I've never had an issue with it in any of my AR-15's.  Bill T.

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Re: Which 5.56 ammo?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 06:10:10 AM »
And the best part is that Wally World usually has 100 packs of the Federal on sale for $40
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Re: Which 5.56 ammo?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2010, 06:50:30 AM »
Lately I've had good luck with PMC in several calibers. I think it's now made in Korea, but I'm not sure. When it was Pan Metal Corporation it was manufactured in L.A. Like everything else it took the hike overseas for a healthier profit margin.  Bill T.

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Re: Which 5.56 ammo?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2010, 07:31:10 AM »
Buy "Made in the USA".....

Please!

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Re: Which 5.56 ammo?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2010, 08:40:30 AM »
Buy "Made in the USA".....

Please!

I agree. The problem is half the time you don't even know. When I lived in Lake Havasu City I worked for McCulloch Corp. At one time they were the leader in chain saws and lawn and garden equipment. When they went belly up a Chinese businessman bought the name for $55,000.00. I've seen McCulloch products for sale at Home Depot, Lowe's as well as Wal-Mart. I'm willing to bet most people have no idea they are buying a Chinese product.    Bill T.

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Re: Which 5.56 ammo?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2010, 09:17:25 AM »
I would avoid Wolf and S&B.

XM 193 is my normal fodder but I have used Fiocchi with out any problems.

TAP or Corbon DPX are home defense rounds work in all my rifles.

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Re: Which 5.56 ammo?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2010, 11:27:58 AM »
My AR loves the PMC. I usually feed it handloads though. Save the factory stuff for my emergency stash.
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Re: Which 5.56 ammo?
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2010, 04:35:15 PM »
Anything but Wolf for me. Mostly Federal, UMC, and WWB.
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